Gold In The Midwest—Part II: Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio
January 2020 by Alex Dolbeare
In this article, I am going to take a look at three Midwest states and go through some of the prime places for prospectors to find nice local gold there.
Looking at the exceptions to the basic rules is sort of an advanced prospecting discussion, but the readers of ICMJs Prospecting and Mining Journal are plenty able to handle it.
Confluences of placer streams are well known as concentration sites for heavy minerals. The basic reason is that...
How to go about the entire process of prospecting is a big question. The answer comes down to research and preparation.
Every year I go through this and every year it becomes more difficult to find new territory that is available for us to prospect. Is there anywhere that hasn’t been worked?
I pulled out the nuggets I had worked on previously and looked at the size of the wire basket that the items to be cleaned are placed into. It looks much like a miniature french fry deep fryer.
Some experienced panners with the vigor and longevity to spend a full day panning in the small creeks and ravines can possibly find as much as a gram or more on a good day.
Normally the detector he was using would sound off with a definitive high-to-low tone when passed over a piece of gold, which distinguished the gold from the many high iron content "hot rocks," but this one was different...
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